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Montreal, QC – March 6, 2020
‘Becoming The Enemy’ w/ IMONOLITH’s New Video“
L-R: Kai Huppunen (Guitars), Brian Waddell (Guitars), Jon Howard (Vocals), Scott Whalen (Bass), Ryan Van Poederooyen (Drums)
Photo by Erich Saide
Canadian metal powerhouse IMONOLITH has revealed the fourth single, ‘Becoming The Enemy’ featuring a guest appearance by well-known Swedish vocalist Johannes Eckerström, from their upcoming debut, “State of Being” due out March 27th.
A lyric video for ‘Becoming The Enemy’ is available today via Consequence of Sound HERE.
“’Becoming the Enemy’ is a song about becoming your own worst enemy,” says drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen. “All of us have done it at some point in our lives. The point of the song lyrically is to learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them over and over.”
The lyric video for ‘Becoming The Enemy’ features a character called “The Sickness” who reprises his role from the ‘Instinct’ video, released in January.
“We continue the theme we started in ‘Instinct,’” RVP explains. “The theme of our album ‘State of Being’ is about how people deal with various states of being throughout their lives. We thought having ‘The Sickness’ appear in a couple of videos would help tie everything together and tell a visual story to go along with the album as a whole.”
The forthcoming full-length “State of Being” features 10 hook-laden, riff-heavy tracks including ‘Hollow’ the debut single that made big waves for IMONOLITH straight out of the gate, racking up 216K Spotify streams in 2019. Having spent much of 2019 writing, arranging, recording and fine-tuning “State of Being”, the band worked incredibly hard to achieve their goal – to make an engaging heavy metal album. With the release of the three singles thus far, IMONOLITH has begun receiving worldwide praise that has garnered them a massive number of streams and attention from the media and fans alike. ). In addition to Johannes Eckerström, State of Being also features a special guest appearance from Jens Kidman (Meshuggah).
IMONOLITH features drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Brian ‘Beav’ Wadell (Devin Townsend Project), Jon Howard (Threat Signal), guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) and Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush). A collective of heavy-hitting players at the top of their game.
“State of Being” is available for pre-order/pre-save here: https://lnk.to/stateofbeing
IMONOLITH will be touring globally for the next two years and have announced their first-ever UK/EU headline dates, commencing on March 27 in Sheffield, UK.
Mar 27: Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Mar 28: Newcastle, UK – Think Tank?
Mar 29: Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Mar 30: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Mar 31: Bristol, UK – Exchange
Apr 1: London, UK – Underworld
Apr 2: Bree, BE – Ragnarok
Apr 4: Copenhagen, DK – High Voltage
Apr 5: Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan
Apr 6: Oslo, NO – John Dee
Apr 8: Mainz, DE – Schon Schon
Apr 9: Turin, IT – Blah-Blah
Apr 10: Como, IT – Centrale Rock Pub
Apr 11: Verona, IT – The Factory
Apr 12: Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse Bar
Apr 13: Ljubljana, SL – Orto Bar
Apr 14: Zagreb, HR – Hard Place
Apr 15: Sofia, BG – Live & Loud
Apr 16: Bucharest, RO – Quantic Club
Apr 17: Budapest, HU – ROBOT
Apr 18: Geislingen, DE – MieV
Apr 19: Martigny, CH – Sunset Bar
Apr 21: Prague, CZ – Rock Cafe
Apr 23: Bochum, DE – Die Trompete
Apr 24: Cham, DE – L.A. Live Club Cafe
Apr 25: Dobeln, DE – KL17
Apr 27: Nijverdal, NL – Cult Art Shop
1. State of Being (1:17) (intro)
2. Becoming The Enemy (3:44) (feat. Johannes Eckerstrom)
3. Instinct (3:43)
4. Dig (4:12)
5. The Mourning (3:13)
6. Forgone (4:37)
7. Breathe (3:49)
8. The Reign (3:41) (feat. Jens Kidman)
9. We Never Forget (4:06)
10. Hollow (3:39)
11. Persevere (4:06)
Album Length: 40:12
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